These days, there are many health conditions that require patients to ride in a wheelchair, whether it be temporarily or permanently. This can cause a huge strain on families and friends who are required to transport these patients to their various medical appointments, as getting the patient and their wheelchair in and out of the car can be a strenuous task. To make their lives easier, it is definitely worth looking into a van that features appropriate wheelchair conversions.
Just imagine that one of your parents needed cancer treatment or that one of your children was suffering from spina bifida, both of which are ailments that could put a person into a wheelchair. Now imagine that you are running this loved one to a doctor’s appointment in the car that you currently drive. As it doesn’t have the proper wheelchair conversions, you would have to stop at the front door of the medical centre, go to the boot to pull out the folded up chair and get it ready for the patient. You would then have to wheel the chair around to the passenger side door and help your loved one into it.
When the appointment is over, you will have to complete the same process all over again, except this time in reverse. Can you imagine having to lift your elderly mother or teenaged son all by yourself? At the end of the day, trying to get your loved one from place to place in a car that does not feature any wheelchair conversions is an exhausting process that leaves you feeling weak and drained.
How can a wheelchair conversion make transporting patients between home, doctor’s and specialist’s appointments easier you might ask? For one, these sorts of vehicles may be fitted with a lift that allows you to lift the patient, wheelchair and all, directly in and out of the van. This means that you will no longer be straining your back trying to fold and unfold the wheelchair or lifting your loved one in and out of the car. They may instead be fitted with a ramp that allows the patient to wheel themselves in and out of the vehicle – either way, the result is still the same.
If you find yourself faced with a situation that will leave yourself or someone you love either permanently or temporarily disabled, it may very well be worth looking into wheelchair conversions for your vehicle. This will make it much easier to transport the patient between all of the medical appointments that they will have to attend to ensure that their health is taken care of in the best way possible.